International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on 31 August each year which raises awareness of the signs of overdose and spreads the message that overdose death is preventable. Every day in Australia, 3 people die from opioid-related use.

Naloxone, the drug that temporarily reverses opioid overdose is made available for free through the Australian Government Take Home Naloxone Pilot for people who may experience, or witness, an opioid overdose. The Pilot is currently operating in NSW, SA and WA.

For more information, or if you are interested in registering to participate in the pilot, please visit:  or